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James Lawton

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1976 BS Constructive Design, Ceramics and Enamels, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

1980 MFA Ceramics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1983-1985Resident Craftsman, Penland School, Penland, North Carolina

1996, 2002Artist-in-Residence, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, North Edgecomb, Maine

2005Artist-in-Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1988-1998 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1998—University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

BIOGRAPHY

James Lawton is a ceramist who works with porcelain and earthenware to create vessels and wall based works. He is known for his forms that are drawn from the alphabet or his own handwriting. The images that appear on his pieces can range from furniture, domestic objects, and clothing to calligraphic marks and letters.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Public Collections to Display: 

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia

Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea

Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Yixing Museum, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, China

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth. The Artful Teapot. London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2001.

__________ The Eccentric Teapot. New York, NY: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1989.

__________American Ceramics: 1876 to the Present. New York, NY: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1988.

Dietz, Ulysses Grant. Great Pots: Contemporary Ceramics from Function to Fantasy. Madison WI: Guild Publishing, 2003.

Del Vecchio, Mark. Post Modern Ceramics. London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2001.Lark Books.

The Penland Book of Ceramics: Master Classes in Ceramic Techniques. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2003.

Dormer, Peter. The New Ceramics: Trends & Traditions. London, England: Thames & Hudson, 1991.

Lauria, Jo. Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000. Los Angeles, CA:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Rizzoli International, 2000.

Lawton, James. “Terra Sigillata: My Way.” The Studio Potter 26 (1997).

_____________”A Glazer’s Memoir.” The Studio Potter 24 no. 1 (1995).

Peterson, Susan. Contemporary Ceramics. Watson-Guptill, 2000.

_____________The Craft and Art of Clay. New York, NY: Prentice Hall, 1991.

Shepley, Carol. “Ceramics: Parallels, Diversity.” St. Louis Post Dispatch, July 26, 1993.

Zakin, Richard. Ceramics: Ways of Creation. Iola, WI: Krause Publishers, 1999.

 

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Source: Artist

WEBSITE(S):

http://oysterstreetpottery.com/

Artist's Studio: Oyster Street Pottery

 

Typical Marks
1980
ca 2000
ca 2014
ca 2014
Green Box
Date: 1980
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Cup and Saucer
Date: ca 2000
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand-Built, Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Wax Resist
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Untitled
Date: ca 2014
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Photo: TMP
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Vase
Date: ca 2014
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Photo: TMP
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Footed Plate
Date: ca 2014
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Photo: TMP
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Tumbler
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Jean and Paul Adams Collection
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified April 25, 2023. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/lawton